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  • Ole Miss, Mississippi State can thank Orlando Sentinel columnist for football inspiration

     Ole Miss, Mississippi State can thank Orlando Sentinel columnist for football inspiration
    I have but two words for the thousands and thousands of football fans at Ole Miss and Mississippi State who have been tweeting, texting, calling, bawling, e-mailing and even snail-mailing in recent days regarding a column I wrote back in the summer:...
  • Central Florida Trying To Overcome Loss Of Bortles

    With Blake Bortles taking snaps, the Central Florida football team rose to a new level in 2013. The Knights won 12 games in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference and capped the year with a victory over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl....
  • George O'Leary impressed with Holman's growth, but wants more run attack

    George O'Leary impressed with Holman's growth, but wants more run attack
    UCF coach George O'Leary liked most of what he saw in the passing game from his young quarterback Justin Holman, who set a career-high 30 completions on 51 attempts for 326 yards and two touchdowns to beat BYU 31-24 last Thursday.  But O'Leary didn't...
  • Terrance Plummer named national defensive player of the week

    Terrance Plummer named national defensive player of the week
    UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer was named the national defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Plummer, a senior, set a career-high 17 tackles - 4.5 for loss - against BYU last Thursday to help UCF seal a 31-24 overtime...
  • UCF senior Terrance Plummer channels personal tragedy into triumph during career-night against BYU

    UCF senior Terrance Plummer channels personal tragedy into triumph during career-night against BYU
    Everyone knows the loudest mouth on the Knights' defense belongs to UCF senior middle linebacker Terrance Plummer. He's the one yelling and pushing so hard on the football field that he's ended practice doubled over a trash can to vomit on more than a...
  • UCF's thrilling win over BYU puts Knights back in big-boy bowl contention

    UCF's thrilling win over BYU puts Knights back in big-boy bowl contention
    All of the mumbling and grumbling, carping and complaining after UCF lost its first two games of the season now is nothing but a distant drumbeat of discontent. Now after yet another nail-biting, heart-stopping win — this one a 31-24 overtime...
  • Is UCF center Joey Grant moving to guard? It's possible

    Is UCF center Joey Grant moving to guard? It's possible
    The latest lineup change for UCF's offensive line, may end up being final cut. After BYU delivered a late sack to sophomore quarterback Justin Holman that resulted in a fumble on the Knights' final drive before halftime, offensive line coach Brent Key...
  • Former UCF tailback Kevin Smith says Will Stanback's development is on pace

    Former UCF tailback Kevin Smith says Will Stanback's development is on pace
    It's a hard-knock life for a featured running back in George O'Leary's system. Take it from former UCF great Kevin Smith. He knows there is little rest and practices are notoriously intense under the hot, Florida sun. Strong conditioning is a point of...
  • UCF QB Nick Patti played against BYU before, likely to see action Thursday

    UCF QB Nick Patti played against BYU before, likely to see action Thursday
    It's no coincidence that UCF quarterback Nick Patti's name suddenly moved into the mix for Thursday night game action against BYU. He's the only quarterback on the roster that knows first-hand what BYU's complicated defenses look like. Patti, who...
  • George O'Leary may not redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Harris

    George O'Leary may not redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Harris
    There's never a dull moment when it comes to the quarterback situation at UCF. During George O'Leary's radio show Tuesday night, he said true freshman Tyler Harris could play this year. Harris, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound athlete from Blackshear, Ga., has...
  • Time not on Justin Holman's side as he learns UCF QB job

    Time not on Justin Holman's side as he learns UCF QB job
    Young UCF quarterback Justin Holman has no shortage of talent. Time, however, is another matter. After turning in his worst performance of the season during a narrow win over conference foe Houston, coaches are growing impatient. During the third...